Month: September 2019

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Teaching A Vintage Line Printer To Make Music, All Over Again

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Sit next to any piece of machinery long enough and you get to know it by the sounds it makes. Think about the sounds coming from …

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Peek Into The Compiler’s Code — Lots Of Compilers

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We don’t know what normal people argue about, but we know we spend a lot of time arguing about the best microcontroller, which editor is the …

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A Professional-Level Desk In A Dorm

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Heading off to college comes with its own set of challenges. Harder course material, living away from home for the first time, and dealing with roommates …

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DJ Xiaomi Spins Beats And Brushes At The Same Time

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Direct from the “Just Because I Can” department, this blog post by Eddie Zhang shows us how easy it is to get the Xiaomi robotic vacuum …

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A Masterpiece, But Our Maestro Is A CNC Machine

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Sometimes we manage to miss projects when they first appear, only to have the joy of discovering them a while later. So it is with John …

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Hands-On: BornHack’s Light Sabre Badge

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A badge modelled after the handle of a light sabre? Yes Please! This Star Wars themed hardware is the work of hardware designer Thomas Flummer for …

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Hackaday Podcast 035: LED Cubes Taking Over, Ada Vanquishes C Bugs, Rad Monitoring Is Hot, And 3D Printing Goes Full 3D

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Hackaday Editors Mike Szczys and Elliot Williams get caught up on the most interesting hacks of the past week. On this episode we take a deep …

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Is It A Boat? Is It A Hammock? No, It’s Both!

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If you’re enjoying a Western Canadian summer, two of the best ways to do so involve a hammock, or a boat. Seeking to improve on this …

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This Week In Security: Simjacker, Microsoft Updates, Apple Vs Google, Audio DeepFakes, And NetCAT

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We often think of SIM cards as simple data storage devices, but in reality a SIM card is a miniature Universal integrated circuit card, or smart …

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Side-Channel Attack Shows Vulnerabilities Of Cryptocurrency Wallets

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What’s in your crypto wallet? The simple answer should be fat stacks of Bitcoin or Ethereum and little more. But if you use a hardware cryptocurrency …